Psychodynamic therapists of the world, rejoice! After years of complaining that CBT sucks up all the public funding, it seems that psychodynamic therapists may be about to get a break – in Sweden at least. For the last four years or so, Sweden’s government has put substantial funds (around £200 million according to one source) Read more…

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Radio 4′s Moral Maze this week looked at the government’s expansion of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and at a new report from Lord Richard Layard of the LSE (the principal arranger of the government’s embrace of CBT), which warns that local and national governments are failing to honour the spending commitments they made to CBT. Read more…

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On Tuesday I went to talk by Brigadier-General Rhonda Cornum (pictured right), who used to be in charge of the US Army’s $125 million resilience-training programme. The event was also the launch of the Young Foundation’s Resilience project. It was held at Macquarie Bank in the City, in a penthouse office-room full of funders, NGOs Read more…

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Thanks to Tim Le Bon for drawing my attention to the Beck Institute’s YouTube channel. It’s full of great videos of Aaron Beck talking about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Here are two of them – the first, Beck talks about CBT treating post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers. The second, Beck talks about who influenced CBT, Read more…

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Imagine being able to practice philosophy through the NHS. The idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds. In fact, therapists and counselors in the UK are beginning to put together something called ‘Philosophical CBT’, which could radically change how people see philosophy and the wider humanities. CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is now at Read more…

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